(Draft) Tārerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon Reserve Management Plan

Tārerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon - how do you want it managed and protected?

Tārerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon is one of the largest freshwater wetland habitats remaining in the low plains of the Selwyn district. The lagoon is located near the Lincoln township in the Ararira/LII River sub-catchment of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

The Council is working with other groups, government agencies and the community to create a Reserve Management Plan to manage and protect the reserve.

Why is the lagoon important?

Yarrs Lagoon has important hydrological and ecological functions within the catchment, with numerous waterways and springs present. The reserve supports native swamp,

Tārerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon - how do you want it managed and protected?

Tārerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon is one of the largest freshwater wetland habitats remaining in the low plains of the Selwyn district. The lagoon is located near the Lincoln township in the Ararira/LII River sub-catchment of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

The Council is working with other groups, government agencies and the community to create a Reserve Management Plan to manage and protect the reserve.

Why is the lagoon important?

Yarrs Lagoon has important hydrological and ecological functions within the catchment, with numerous waterways and springs present. The reserve supports native swamp, forest and scrub vegetation that are now rare on the plains. The 76.89ha reserve is administered by the Selwyn District Council and is subject to the Reserves Act as a Local Purpose Reserve.

The wetland was originally reserved in 1905 as a sanctuary for native and imported game species, but the wildlife sanctuary status was later revoked in 1957. Over time, the wetland area has been reduced. Now the channelised Ararira/L II River, and a network of inflowing drains bisect the reserve.

More information on Yarrs Lagoon and the intention of the draft Reserve Management Plan can be found here.

Have your say!

Council and members of the Tārerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon Care Group are about to prepare a reserve management plan for the Lagoon. This is your chance to let us know how you would like to see Tārerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon managed in the future.

Members of the public and other interested parties are invited to provide ideas, comments and suggestions on the use, management and development of the Lagoon. These can then be considered for inclusion in the final draft of the Plan.

Please get your feedback to us in writing by Monday 10 September 2018, 5pm.

Feedback entitled “Reserve Management Plans” can be sent to:

Selwyn District Council,

PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643

Email: reserves@selwyn.govt.nz.



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